Posts Tagged ‘Independence Day Seasonal’
Are you gearing up to celebrate the 4th of July this week? If you are looking for some fun details to add to your family barbecue this week be sure to check out all of Kristen Swain’s ideas below.
Hello, Everyone! Kristen Swain here with a 4th of July party set that I hope you will love! I love adding festive pieces to a party, and boy, some of the prices on things at the party supply place are expensive! Why not make your own, and make your party wonderful!
I bought all my paper goods and plastic ware at the dollar store, so this is a fun and cheap way to dress up your holiday BBQ!
I used cardstock, and printed my own papers using the Cricut Imagine Machine and the Imagine Vintage Papers Cartridge. Then I used the Independence Day Digital Cartridge and the Stand and Salute Cartridge to create my pieces.
Now I’d like to show you each piece.
First, let’s start with the party invitation.
I simply cut out two circles, then added the phrase to them with some foam tape between. Next I added on a bunch of these tickets cut from the Imagine Vintage Papers, and attached them to my circle. I added a plain block to my card, then added a strip of the squared block paper, with a small scallop punched border across the card. After I attached everything, I added on a few more stars with foam tape. Write all your party info on the inside. This card took me about 10 minutes to create.
How about a fun centerpiece for the picnic or buffet table?
The Pinwheels are separate so you can give them to the kids when the fireworks start. You can make this quick & easy by using Cricut Craft Room and the 3D Pinwheels Cricut Craft Room Exclusive digital image set.
I then cut out stars, circles, and an eagle to place over the center spot. I added some tickets cut from the Imagine Vintage Papers printed paper, and also tied on lots of pretty white curling ribbon streamers.
I love the banners that are on these carts, and they make a fun addition to a inexpensive plastic basket I used for my cutlery. I rolled my utensils in pretty napkins and guests can just grab their dinnerware as they go. It also makes a nice centerpiece.
How about dressing up some condiments?
Ketchup is so much more festive with a simple tag and wrapper cover up. I didn’t worry too much about completely covering the label, this is just another fun way to add to your party decor.
We can’t just let Ketchup have all the fun, so I dressed up Mustard too.
And as the BBQ winds down and everyone is looking for a sweet treat, how about a couple easy and fast toothpick toppers for some cupcakes?
Send your guests home with sweet goodie bags, chock full of minty goodness in festive colors. The toppers were fast and easy as well, and simply staple on the top of the bag.
I love these soft mints and how cute that they are packaged separately in little Americana wrappers, it really makes my goodie bags look festive!
Here’s one last look at my party set, I cannot wait to break this out at our 4th of July party!
Designed by: Kristen Swain
Cricut Machines Used: Cricut Imagine, Cricut Expression Electronic Cutting Machine, Gypsy Handheld Device, Cricut Craft Room
Cricut Cartridges Used: Stand and Salute Cartridge, Independence Day – Digital, 3D Pinwheels (Cricut Craft Room Exclusive), Imagine Vintage Papers
Other Supplies: Cardstock (American Crafts), Foam Tape, Adhesive Squares, Curling Ribbon, Bamboo Skewers, Plastic Basket, Condiments, Cupcakes, Party Goods
- Basket- USA banner- cut< Banner> out using red and blue block firstname.lastname@example.org inches, then cut Shadow with white print paper. Cut Blackout with white paper and layer together. Then cut <USA>@3.12 inches phrase with blue cardstock, attach Banner piece to basket with curling ribbon bows.
- Ketchup- <Stars and Stripes> phrase cut in blue cardstock @ 1.82 inches, then cut Shadow in white print paper. Cut< Circle> 3.24 inches with Blackout, then add blue cardstock mat and trim with pinking shears. Add cut out< Stars>@1 and 1.25 inches cut in red paper and blue cardstock, using Star Blackout. Cut out <Flag> in red cardstock@ 1.61 inches, then cut Shadow in white print paper, mat with dark blue cardstock, then again with blue cardstock and trim with pinking shears. Add< Star>@ 1 inch in white cardstock @cut with Blackout. Cut <4th of July> phrase in blue cardstock @ 2.08 inches
- Card- cut < I <3 USA>@2.29 inches phrase using Independence Day, then cut out <Stars> @1 and 1.15 inches in red and blue cardstock and cream print paper.
- Mustard- cut out Eagle using red paper, then attach two< Stars > @1 and 1.25 inchescut with Blackout cut from red paper and blue cardstock to front of Eagle. Cut out< Circle >@3.24 incheswith Blackout in white, then add blue cardstock and trim with pinking shears. Cut out phrase< USA>@2.35 inches in blue cardstock, then cut Shadow in cream print paper.
- Cupcake Picks- Cut out <Circle Star>@ 1.82 inches in blue and red square paper and Circle Blackout, then cut <Circle Star> in white print paper as well as Circle Blackout.
- Goodie Bags- cut out< Shaped Banner>@2.70 in music paper, then cut Shadow in red cardstock, and lastly cut Blackout in blue cardstock. Cut< God Bless America>@1.35 phrase in red cardstock and layer on Phrase Shadow in white print paper. Cut out <Circle>@ 1.15 in Blackout.
- Pinwheels- Cut out <Circles>@2.18 inches in cream print, blue and dark blue cardstock. Cut out <Star> @ 1.96 inches in Blackout in white print, music, red cardstock, and white cardstock. Cut Eagle using Independence Day.
- Eagle- cut with red cardstock @2.41 inches, add to circle on blue pinwheel.
- I <3 USA- cut in red cardstock@ 2.29 inches, then adhere to card on top of circles.
Get ready for your patriotic picnic or parade with Cricut Vinyl! We love the versatility and practicality of vinyl and we know you will, too. Check out these great ideas for incorporating vinyl into your summer celebrations.
Tired of someone accidentally walking off with your cooler or lawn chair? Use vinyl to label your belongings. It’s easy! Set your Cricut to blad depth 6 and pressure to 2. If you are cutting an intricate shape, be sure to set the speed to medium or low. This will “kiss cut” your image into the vinyl. A “kiss cut” is a cut that only goes through the vinyl leaving the backing liner uncut. The star image I used is from the Cake Basics cartridge. The lettering comes from the Don Juan cartridge.
Next, remove the excess vinyl from your sheet. Place Cricut Transfer Tape over your vinyl image, pressing down firmly with a flat wide burnishing tool (I like to use the Cricut Scraper Tool). At this point, you can layer together different colors of vinyl, if desired, before applying the image to your project. Next, lift up your vinyl image using the transfer tape, pulling the image up gently and at a slight angle to ensure that your vinyl image doesn’t tear as you remove it from the backing liner. Align your image on your project and press down. I like to slightly bend the image in the center and then use my Cricut Scraper to smooth out the image from the center outwards.
I could never find ANYTHING with my name on it as a child. It was always so disappointing. Oh, how I wished I could find something . . . anything . . . even a keychain with my name on it! LOL! How cool is it that we can use our Cricut machines and vinyl to add our children’s names to practically ANYTHING?! Here, I added my children’s names to their water bottles. They will love being able to tell which drink is theirs while having something cold to sip on while watching the parade.
The 4th of July parade we visit each year throws out gobs of candy, and each year I forget to bring something for the kids to collect their goodies in. Not this time! I will be ready! I picked up these sandpails at my local craft store and used the same star motif and font to label a pail for each one of my children. They can even tuck their water bottle inside if they want!
Finally, I found these frisbees at the craft store and decided they would make a fun picnic activity. I spruced them up with a patriotic cut from the Independence Day Seasonal cartridge.
I hope you have enjoyed these ideas and that you will give vinyl a try. There are so many great projects you can create with it. See you soon!
Designed by: Jana Eubank
Cricut Machines Used: Cricut Expression
Cricut Cartridges Used: Cake Basics, Don Juan, Independence Day Seasonal
Other Supplies: Cricut Vinyl (Cotton, Dark Blue, Ruby Red), Cricut Transfer Tape, Cricut Scraper Tool, Cooler, Water Bottles (Michael’s), Sand pails (Michael’s), Frisbee (Michael’s)